Saturday, 16 May 2009

Dining room quilt.

I recently showed some fabric and blocks I was planning to make up into a wall hanging for my dining room, inspired by a tutorial on the wonderful Oh,Fransson!blog.
Before I had joined them into the quilt top a group of us from my sewing group met up for a session of fabric dying. The colours I chose went really well with the fabrics I was using for the quilt,

Here they are drying on the line.

Don't they just look fantastic ironed and piled up together?

Here they are with some of the quilt blocks.

I had planned to sash the blocks with a cream fabric and decided that the dyed fabrics would look great as a pieced inner border.

I'm not going to add an outer border but plan to make a pieced binding from the patterned fabrics.
Just got to decide how to quilt it now. Any suggestions?
Bye for now, Maria.

13 comments:

Marie said...

Oh Maria it is just beautiful!!!Love the colors you dyed and the border. You do such nice work. Hugs, Marie

Stephanie said...

Oh wow the colors are amazing and perfect! I fear I'd get a big mess. No suggestions on quilting but I can't wait to see it finished.

wonderwoman said...

what lovely colours and the quilt looks great. As for quilting it, maybe just random?

x

Kris said...

I love it! So pretty, and your dyed fabrics are just sooooooooo perfect! Nice job.

Elizabeth said...

Those dyed fabrics are gorgeous, and they look great with the Daisy Chain fabrics. I love that pieced border!

Sarah said...

uhhh I like the dyed colours! Very cool.

flossyblossy said...

Oooohh....drool, drool...

Leslie said...

this is such a pretty quilt. I love the colors

Melanie said...

That is fantastic Maria. Love how you dyed them. Was it using the Dylon cold bucket dyes or something more special?

Simone de Klerk said...

This is so beautiful, Maria! I would really love to go fabric shopping with you once. You have such a terrific way with colors and patterns. Wonderful!!!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Maria! This quilt is just divine! The colors are so vivid and you've done a great job with them. As for quilting, I love straight lines! Not necessarily in the ditch either. But I am sure what ever you do the quilt will be just fantastic.

Rita
Red Pepper Quilts

Sherri said...

Love your quilt! Your dyed fabrics are so perfect! You have a wonderful eye for color!

Primrose Corner said...

Gorgeous colour scheme. Oh Fransson has a great tutorial on free motion quilting.... I really like that look at the moment:)